Grandfather Sven Huseby embarks on a quest to learn about the dire consequences of global warming on undersea life. Using stunning underwater footage and stark interviews, this documentary sounds the alarm about ocean acidification but conveys hope for the future.
An earnest young policeman assigned to a small island is bored until he investigates a suspicious death, gets to know the residents and falls in love. Spectacular Greek island locations and authentic details root this delightful romantic comedy.
A remote mountain-top village of strong-willed widows and orphans provides the atmospheric setting of this magical Bosnian film, winner of the Grand Prix at Cannesí Criticís Week, which investigates the memories of war and the everyday pleasure of life.
This sensitively and beautifully shot debut film follows its appealing nonprofessional cast through the harsh, lovely terrain of remote northwestern Pakistan, in a story of a boy who would rather go to school than make firearms with his father.
The cream of African American rhythm-and-blues musicians, including B.B. King and James Brown, visit their ancestral homeland and come together with their African counterparts, including Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba, for an exhilarating, three-day 1974 music festival in Kinshasa, Zaire.
Veteran documentarians Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider tangle with the debate over bilingual education by following the diverse stories of four San Francisco public schoolchildren enrolled in Chinese and Spanish language-immersion programs. With short A Day Late in Oakland (27 min). Recommended for ages 14 and up.
Veteran documentarians Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider tangle with the debate over bilingual education by following the diverse stories of four San Francisco public schoolchildren enrolled in Chinese and Spanish language-immersion programs. This screening is intended for families with children.
The acclaimed director of Nobody Knows and After Life (SFIFF 1998) once again triumphs as a nuanced chronicler of contemporary Japan with this multigenerational portrait in which family ties are tested by loss and strengthened through humor and perfectly prepared tempura.
Olivier Assayasís richly meditative and expressive new film uses the perspectives of three adult siblings on the disposition of their motherís estate to explore the meaning, passions and memories we invest in objects and our surroundings.